University of Southern California Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • But the good news is that USC has already been working on the safety issue around the campus (in 14 reviews)

  • There is cumbersome bureaucracy and red tape that you would not expect at a private institution (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Southern California part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved it so much.

    Cons

    It was very, very challenging!

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    None. It wouldn't make any difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. Mentor

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    Current Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Mentor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    It is good to help students

    Cons

    It is too time consuming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Flexibility, people, and the benefits.

    Cons

    Grant based, so you need to look for a new job once that ends.

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  5. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people

    Cons

    Sometimes unclear about job expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Great Benefits, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Parking and Traffic is a nightmare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. USC is a great University to work for from a student teach assistant's point of view.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    The workload isn't too bad, you can finish most everything quickly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with the students more on what they would like to learn.

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    Neutral Outlook
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  8. Very good! Loved my coworkers

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    Current Employee - Human Resources General Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources General Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and working environment.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved working with FMS Human Resources. Sad to leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great benefits,Truly an academic institution and high salary for RN's!

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    Current Employee - RN Full Time in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - RN Full Time in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    High paying salary compared to other SoCal University Hospitals. There's a room for career advancement and offers great benefit package for its employees ESP.full time position.

    Cons

    Parking is limited,we are provided but you have to wait for shuttle if you don't want to walk,sometimes I take the Metrolink and they offer Free shuttle for UPC and HSC campuses

  10. EEVLSI

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Southern California

    Pros

    Very Good and challenging courses

    Cons

    No Cons. Everything is perfect

  11. Excellent experience working for USC as an adjunct

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    Current Contractor - Professor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Professor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Southern California as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful--truly like a family!

    Cons

    Adjunct work can be tricky anywhere since teaching needs change regularly. The best thing the leadership can do is to try to give people some regularity whenever possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conditions for adjuncts are tough everywhere. I would just say

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    Positive Outlook
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